By the time May finally stepped down, I was concerned about the future of our parliamentary democracy. What a waste of well over three years.
Posts Tagged: 2017 General Election
The third in our series of pieces: how the 2017 generation of winners from Labour increased their majorities.
The Whips and CCHQ should utilise the experience of Bretherton, Bradley, Clarke, Hughes and Rowley – all of whom won Labour seats in 2017.
As 2020 begins, we look back on ten years in which Tories first led the movement for austerity…and then against it
And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled, he was dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
Harry Phibbs: This is my fourth general election at ConHome. So far only one has seen a clear victory. I hope today will be the second.
And in 2008, I wrote that non-Tories voting for Johnson would swing the Mayoral election. I hope they swing today’s poll in the same way.
It’s a contest between Sunderland and Newcastle. But even if Labour does badly in early results, how much will that tell us?
In 2017, 51 MPs were returned with majorities of less than a thousand. That’s 51 results potentially determined by an extra hour on the doorstep,
This series turns a spotlight on the Conservative Manifesto and returns to policy announcements that some will have missed.
In 2017, they turned out, perhaps surprisingly, not to boost the cause of “the party of law and order”. What happens next this time round?
At the last election strong early poll leads seduced them into shifting resources from marginals into far more hostile territory, with disastrous results.
We say again that there is a danger of Conservative expectations getting ahead of the electoral facts.
In 2017 the Party remained inflexibly committed to an excessively aggressive campaign. CCHQ has learned lessons, but must not fight the last war.
Seldon’s latest book, composed in only six months, will at best be a quarry on which future historians can draw.
Nick Hargrave: Wanted. A Too Difficult Department to help tackle intractable post-election problems.
I am arguing that there is some limited space for radical candour with the electorate on the difficult choices facing the country in the 2020s.